Best Heist Movies of All Time

Adjusted Score: 100.211%
Critics Consensus: An oddball heist movie with an dark streak that picks apart every rule in filmmaking.
Synopsis: In the dreary Parisian suburb of Joinville, Brasseur and Frey ("Belmondo's suburban cousins" - Godard) take turns romancing English language... [More]


Bob le Flambeur (1955)

Adjusted Score: 100.262%
Critics Consensus: Majorly stylish, Bob le Flambeur is a cool homage to American gangster films and the presage to French New Wave mode of seeing.
Synopsis: Both a tribute to classic American gangster films and the source of inspiration for French New Wave filmmakers, Bob le... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Pierre Melville


To Catch a Thief (1955)

Adjusted Score: 100.466%
Critics Consensus: It may occasionally be guilty of coasting on pure charm, but To Catch a Thief has it in spades -- as well as a pair of perfectly matched stars in Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.
Synopsis: A jewel thief is at large on the Riviera, and all evidence points to retired cat burglar Cary Grant. Escaping... [More]
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock


Logan Lucky (2017)

Adjusted Score: 102.45%
Critics Consensus: High-octane fun that's smartly assembled without putting on airs, Logan Lucky marks a welcome end to Steven Soderbergh's retirement -- and proves he hasn't lost his ability to entertain.
Synopsis: Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an... [More]
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh


The Killing (1956)

Adjusted Score: 101.179%
Critics Consensus: Stanley Kubrick's The Killing is a clever and brisk crime film with plenty of twists.
Synopsis: A gang of greedy petty criminals plan a race track robbery. The plan gets foiled and disaster ensues.... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick

Adjusted Score: 101.286%
Critics Consensus: The Asphalt Jungle is an expertly told crime story with attention paid to the crime and characters in equal measure.
Synopsis: The Asphalt Jungle is a brilliantly conceived and executed anatomy of a crime -- or, as director John Huston and... [More]
Directed By: John Huston

Adjusted Score: 101.937%
Critics Consensus: The Friends of Eddie Coyle sees Robert Mitchum in transformative late-career mode in a gritty and credible character study.
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling novel by George V. Higgins, The Friends of Eddie Coyle chronicles the last days of a... [More]
Directed By: Peter Yates


The Wild Bunch (1969)

Adjusted Score: 102.26%
Critics Consensus: The Wild Bunch is Sam Peckinpah's shocking, violent ballad to an old world and a dying genre.
Synopsis: Sam Peckinpah's controversial revisionist Western takes place in Texas and Mexico in 1913, a transitional year when the Old West... [More]
Directed By: Sam Peckinpah


The Ladykillers (1955)

Adjusted Score: 102.38%
Critics Consensus: The Ladykillers is a macabre slow-burn with quirky performances of even quirkier characters.
Synopsis: Music professor Alec Guinness rents a London flat from sweet old lady Katie Johnson. He tells her that, from time... [More]
Directed By: Alexander Mackendrick


Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

Adjusted Score: 102.535%
Critics Consensus: Melville is at the top of his game, giving us his next-to-last entry into the world of deception, crime, and extreme suspense that made him a maestro of the French heist genre.
Synopsis: Corey (Alain Delon) is the young gun in the French underworld who has just been released from prison. Escaped convict... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Pierre Melville

Adjusted Score: 103.455%
Critics Consensus: Breezy, thrilling, and quite funny, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three sees Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw pitted against each other in effortlessly high form.
Synopsis: Lead by a former subway operator, a team of criminals takes the occupants of a subway train hostage, demanding a... [More]
Directed By: Joseph Sargent

Adjusted Score: 103.892%
Critics Consensus: Fiendishly funny and clever, The Lavender Hill Mob is a top hat Ealing Studios effort.
Synopsis: After two decades of service to his employers, gold bullion carrier Henry Holland (Alec Guinness) decides to run off with... [More]
Directed By: Charles Crichton

Adjusted Score: 104.008%
Critics Consensus: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation continues the franchise's thrilling resurgence -- and proves that Tom Cruise remains an action star without equal.
Synopsis: With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network... [More]
Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie

Adjusted Score: 106.39%
Critics Consensus: Hell or High Water offers a solidly crafted, well-acted Western heist thriller that eschews mindless gunplay in favor of confident pacing and full-bodied characters.
Synopsis: Texas brothers--Toby (Chris Pine), and Tanner (Ben Foster), come together after years divided to rob branches of the bank threatening... [More]
Directed By: David Mackenzie


Baby Driver (2017)

Adjusted Score: 106.851%
Critics Consensus: Stylish, exciting, and fueled by a killer soundtrack, Baby Driver hits the road and it's gone -- proving fast-paced action movies can be smartly written without sacrificing thrills.
Synopsis: A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in... [More]
Directed By: Edgar Wright

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